IPlayz: Life and Death in the Digital Age
June 6-June 21 | Annex Theatre
The Seattle Playwrights Collective presents IPlayz, a series of short plays which demonstrate the positive and negative effects of social media, mobile phones and computer applications during the digital age. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $10 for Students, Seniors and Military! For more information, visit their website.
The Lisbon Traviata
June 6-June 28 | Richard Hugo House
Theatre22, who thrives to express topics of the LGBTQ community through the arts, presents The Lisbon Traviata now through June 28th. This production by Terrance McNally tells the story of gay men in New York, and their struggles during the age of AIDS. Performances will be at the Richard Hugo House. See website for more details.
June 13-June 22 | Rainier Valley Cultural Center
The Anything is Possible Theatre fuses contemporary issues into the age-old tale, Robin Hood. The play focuses heavily on the topic of economic inequality. In fact, the theatre is collaborating with several organizations in Rainier Valley in order to combat hunger and poverty in the local community! More Info
Honk! Fest West
June 19-June 22 | Various Locations
This year’s 7th annual Honk! Fest West will be featuring 29 bands from all over North America! This family friendly musical renaissance is free to the public and will run from June 19th-June 22nd in various locations. Check out a sneak peek of the event, or visit honkfestwest.com for more information!
June 22 | Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park
Originating from the Zapotec heritage of Oaxaca, Mexico, Guelaguetza brings the community together through traditional dance. Feel free to bring your dancing attire to join in on the fun! Featured performances include Grupo Amistad and brass ensemble, La Banda Gozona. The festival will take place at 2:00 P.M. at Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park. More info
Beacon Rocks 6/28-8/31
June 28-August 31 | Roberto Maestas Festival Street
Three family-friendly, themed neighborhood celebrations with concerts by local musicians, dance performances, a haiku contest, themed activities and competitions. Events will take place on June 28th, July 26th and August 23rd. Check out the line-up on their website.
These events are funded through the Office of Arts & Culture’s Neighborhood and Community Arts and smART ventures grants. The Neighborhood & Community Arts (NCA) program supports Seattle’s neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community. SmART Ventures is a Seattle-based, flexible awards program that encourages innovative ideas, creates community impact, and provides new access for individuals and groups not served by our other programs.